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Dallas Sierra Club Calendar

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Meeting IconOct 18 (Wed) Outings Committee Meeting

It's a third Wednesday of a month, so 6:30 is the time for another gathering to plan outings, upstairs at Whole Foods Market, SE quadrant of Preston Road and Forest Lane, Dallas. Anyone interested in outings is welcome to attend and participate. Reply to Mark to be added to the advance agenda email list or to suggest an agenda item.  Organizer: Mark Stein Send Email 214-526-3733

Service Outing IconOct 21 (Sat) Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Come to the hilly terrain of Cedar Ridge Preserve to help maintain one of the better trail networks in Dallas.  The Sierra Club is responsible for the Possum Haw Trail.  We work here on third Saturdays of almost every month, starting at 9 AM, working until approximately noon. The Preserve's address is 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.  For directions and general information about Cedar Ridge Preserve, click this link.   If you need more information or want to carpool, call or email me. Contact: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Day Hike IconOct 28 (Sat) Dayhike White Rock Creek Trail from Moss Park

Meet at 9:00 am at Moss Park (SE corner of Greenville Ave and Royal Lane). Hike 5-6 miles along a paved trail. Bring water and a snack, as we will be hiking all morning. No reservations are necessary. Just show up. No pets please. Optional lunch at a local restaurant. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Mark Adams Send Email 940-231-8482

Day Hike IconNov 4 (Sat) Day Hike on Rocky Point Trail, Flower Mound

Let's hike 3 to 4 miles in and out (6 to 8 miles round-trip) on this unpaved trail to the north shore of Lake Grapevine. Most of the trail is on land owned by the Army Corps of Engineers. The trail isn't well-marked, so finding our way may be part of the fun. Trailhead parking is extremely limited, so let's meet at McDonalds, 765 W. Main in Lewisville (free-standing building in front of Sam's Club), ready to LEAVE McDonalds at 9:30 AM. We'll form carpools there for the 10-mile trip to the trailhead. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and yellow or orange, to be visible to hunters. Carry water and a snack; we may not finish the hike until 1 or 2 PM. If the hike's cancelled due to foul weather, that info will be posted to this site by 7:30 AM on Nov. 4. No pets, please.   Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Mark Stein Send Email 214-789-4596

Backpack IconNov 4-5 (Sat-Sun) Beginner Backpack Trip to the Caney Creek Wilderness

Join us for one of the Dallas Sierra Club’s favorite local backpacking trips. We’ll backpack in about 4 1/2 miles along Caney Creek, cross it a few times, and climb some small hills. After setting up camp near a waterfall, we’ll do a short day hike as time and energy permit.  For many of us, this was our first Wilderness hike and it's still one of our favorites. TRIP IS FULL WITH A WAIT LIST.  Please watch for more outings on the website. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Sue Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

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Service Outing IconNov 11 (Sat) White Rock Lake Clean-up

Walk and talk while picking up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club's adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Meet at 8:15 AM this second Saturday of the month at the Love of the Lake office, northeast corner of Garland Road and Buckner Boulevard.  Look for the crowd drinking free juice and coffee.  Gloves, trash bags, etc. will be provided. Our area includes one of the wonderful prairie restoration areas, so there are always birds and wildflowers to enjoy.  Brunch afterwards.  Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Carol Nash Send Email 214-455-2115

Backpack IconNov 11-12 (Sat-Sun) Little Missouri River Beginner Backpacking Trip

We`ll do a moderately-easy backpack of about 9.5 miles over 2 days along one of the most scenic backpacking trails in Southwest Arkansas. Because the trail follows the upper reaches of the Little Missouri River there is minimal elevation change, but be prepared for a couple wet stream crossings. Drive up Friday night and return Sunday. Hopefully the Fall colors will still be going strong. This hike is suitable for graduates of the Beginner Backpacking Class who are in good shape. Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Mark Adams Send Email 940-231-8482

Service Outing IconNov 18 (Sat) Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Come to the hilly terrain of Cedar Ridge Preserve to help maintain one of the better trail networks in Dallas.  The Sierra Club is responsible for the Possum Haw Trail.  We work here on third Saturdays of almost every month, starting at 9 AM, working until approximately noon. The Preserve's address is 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.  For directions and general information about Cedar Ridge Preserve, click this link.   If you need more information or want to carpool, call or email me. Contact: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Backpack IconDec 2-3 (Sat-Sun) Backpack Buckeye Mountain Trail, Arkansas

(replace this text with a short description of the image)Hike one of the most scenic Wilderness trails in Arkansas in the Caney Creek Wilderness of west central Arkansas. Saturday we’ll enjoy the views from the ridgetop Buckeye Mountain Trail. This is a great trail to work on your map skills.  Sunday we’ll hike out along the creek bottoms of the Caney Creek Trail.  It's a little late for fall colors but we might get lucky.  Both days cover about 4 1/2 miles. Saturday includes a 500 foot uphill section. We'll camp Friday night near our cars, Saturday night near a nice little waterfall. Trip rated: Moderate. Leader: Bill Greer Send Email 972-247-0446

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Service Outing IconDec 9 (Sat) White Rock Lake Clean-up

Walk and talk while picking up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club's adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Meet at 8:15 AM this second Saturday of the month at the Love of the Lake office, northeast corner of Garland Road and Buckner Boulevard.  Look for the crowd drinking free juice and coffee.  Gloves, trash bags, etc. will be provided. Our area includes one of the wonderful prairie restoration areas, so there are always birds and wildflowers to enjoy.  Brunch afterwards.  Trip rated: Easy. Leader: Carol Nash Send Email 214-455-2115

Service Outing IconDec 16 (Sat) Trail Maintenance at Cedar Ridge Preserve

Come to the hilly terrain of Cedar Ridge Preserve to help maintain one of the better trail networks in Dallas.  The Sierra Club is responsible for the Possum Haw Trail.  We work here on third Saturdays of almost every month, starting at 9 AM, working until approximately noon. The Preserve's address is 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.  For directions and general information about Cedar Ridge Preserve, click this link.   If you need more information or want to carpool, call or email me. Contact: Ginger Bradley Send Email 469-223-7902

Bus Trip IconFeb 28-Mar 5 (Wed-Mon) Big Bend National Park

YES! Dates for the 2018 sleeper bus trip to hike in Big Bend National Park have been set. We'll depart Dallas on the night of Wednesday, February 28, hike on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and arrive back in Dallas by sunup on Monday, March 5. Details will be posted here in November or early December. We plan to offer five alternative hike routes.  Most alternaitves will backpack on most days and camp in the backcountry. At least one will base camp in a group site in the Chisos Basin and make days hikes each day, backpacking short distances on the first and last days.   Bus trip leader: Arthur Kuehne Send Email 214-608-3210

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